The Baron of Botox

The Baron of Botox

Over two decades, Dr. Fredric Brandt went from a small dermatology practice in Miami to being Madonna's personal skincare consultant and the go-to for public figures desperate to stave off aging. His clients loved him. Fashion magazines profiled him. But as Brandt continued to build his empire—a best-selling product line, pristine homes in New York and Miami, and an absurd modern art collection—he was slowly becoming addicted to his own product. Popular speculation has it that it was Martin Short's scathing portrayal of a clearly-based-on-Brandt character in the 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' that pushed him to his death, but the truth is far more complicated. From Justine Harman and the team behind 'Broken Harts.'... Show More

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July 21, 2020 3 min
Between the years of 1967 and 1972 over 300 commercial airplanes were hijacked worldwide, with over 130 of those happening in the United States alone. This period would become known as "The Golden Age of Hijacking." American Skyjacker is the tale of a small-time crook named Martin 'Mac' McNally, who dreamed of the ultimate mile-high score: hijacking a plane and getting away with $500,000 in cash; but Mac's hijac...
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July 10, 2020 1 min
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March 10, 2020 29 min
Five years after Dr. Brandt's death, his ghosts are everywhere. Why are we so scared to confront them? Zola: Sign up at Zola.com/BARON to get your free personalized paper sample and use code SAVE50 to get 50% off your save-the-dates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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March 3, 2020 35 min
A look into the final weeks and months of Dr. Brandt's life through the eyes of a beloved colleague. Best Fiends: Download free on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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February 25, 2020 29 min
Dr. Brandt is at the pinnacle of his success and a favorite at dermatological summits where he always takes top billing. But he also has a target on his back, and multiple shots had been fired. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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February 18, 2020 33 min
What makes a beautiful face? Is it a matter of ratios or something more subtle? Experts debate one of the most divisive topics: the science of pretty. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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February 11, 2020 30 min
The injectables market is crowded with competition, but Dr. Brandt refuses to give up his hard-earned crown. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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February 4, 2020 30 min
As Dr. Brandt's influence and fortune continues to grow, the narrative around the man with the golden hand gets taken over by professional storytellers. Best Fiends: Download free on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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January 28, 2020 29 min
The practice expands to Manhattan, where Brandt becomes a darling. He dazzles beauty insiders with his unconventional technique, but what makes him stand out is something much harder to define. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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January 21, 2020 31 min
After graduating from medical school, Brandt relocates to Miami, where he opens up a humble practice next to a Publix supermarket and invents new ways to use off-label pharmaceuticals. Better Help: Get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/Baron. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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January 14, 2020 33 min
A peek behind the curtain and into Fredric Sheldon Brandt's challenging and formative years in post-World-War-II Newark, where his parents run a candy shop. Young Fred is exceptionally bright, but...different. BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/baron. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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January 14, 2020 32 min
On April 5, 2015, cosmetic dermatologist to the stars Dr. Fredric Brandt is found hanging from an electrical cord at his home in Coconut Grove, Florida. Who or what led to his untimely demise? Zola: Sign up at Zola.com/baron to get your free personalized paper sample and use code SAVE50 to get 50% off save the dates. Best Fiends: Download free on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone...
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January 2, 2020 3 min
This is the stranger-than-fiction story of an extraordinary doctor named Fredric Brandt. A man with a surgeon's hand and an artist's eye, whose famous patients saw him as a side door to eternal youth, From Justine Harman and the team behind 'Broken Harts' comes 'The Baron of Botox,' a 10-part podcast series with new episodes publishing every Tuesday starting January 14, 2020. Learn more about your ad choices...
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